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Should We Proceed? Implications of Marijuana Use for GI Endoscopy Procedures

doi: 10.1097/SGA.0000000000000582
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Registration Deadline: December 2, 2022

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Lippincott Professional Development will award 1.0 contact hour, which includes 1.0 pharmacology hour credit, for this continuing nursing education activity.

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PURPOSE:> To present the advantages, disadvantages, and precautions related to patients' use of marijuana before endoscopy procedures.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to:

  1. List the common manifestations of marijuana use, intoxication, and withdrawal.
  2. Identify the indications for and implications of marijuana use in patients undergoing endoscopy procedures.
  1. For healthcare providers, a primary concern with cannabidiol use is
    1. hyperglycemia.
    2. anticoagulation.
    3. vasoconstriction.
  2. Recent research has supported cannabinoid use for treating
    1. acute pain.
    2. shortness of breath.
    3. nausea and vomiting.
  3. A common central nervous system effect of marijuana is
    1. anxiety.
    2. headache.
    3. numbness.
  4. With marijuana use within the previous hour, the risk of cardiovascular events such as acute coronary syndrome and strokes increases
    1. threefold.
    2. fivefold.
    3. sevenfold.
  5. When providing preprocedural instructions, nurses should caution patients against using marijuana within how many hours before arrival?
    1. four
    2. six
    3. eight
  6. For patients who have used inhaled marijuana products immediately before arriving for an endoscopy procedure, how long a delay is generally required?
    1. 1 to 2 hours
    2. 3 to 4 hours
    3. 5 to 6 hours
  7. For maintenance of general anesthesia with volatile agents, anecdotal reports support the need to give marijuana users doses that are
    1. lower.
    2. average.
    3. higher.
  8. A manifestation of acute marijuana intoxication is
    1. fever.
    2. nystagmus.
    3. abdominal cramping.
  9. A manifestation of acute marijuana withdrawal is
    1. tremors.
    2. somnolence.
    3. hypothermia.
  10. When a patient arrives for an endoscopy procedure, confirms marijuana use, and shows indications of acute intoxication, the recommendation is to delay the procedure and wait for resolution of tachycardia and
    1. aggressive behavior.
    2. postural hypotension.
    3. respiratory depression.


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